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The Serat Jatiswara : structure and change in a Javanese poem, 1600-1930

Behrend, T. E


This thesis undertakes the study of a large group of closely related Javanese texts that together comprise a single literary "corpus". The corpus is that of the poem titled Serat Jatiswara, containing some 50 extant manuscripts divisible into seven distinct "recensions", or versions of the poem. Rather than using the rich manuscript record to winnow away all variations in the pursuit of a critical text in the philological tradition, the study focuses on just those variations. The...[Show more]

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Date published: 1987
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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